Confused about Universal Credit?

Our Financial Inclusion Team – clockwise from left: Debbie Mzee, George Dalziel and Barry Wood.

From the 13th June, new benefit claimants in the Scottish Borders will be offered Universal Credit. This is a one-off payment designed to replace a number of other benefits.

For now, only new claimants are affected – if you already get benefits, you don’t need to do anything until you hear from the Department of Work and Pensions about moving to Universal Credit, unless you have a change in circumstances. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing lots of information about Universal Credit and how it affects you. If you have any questions or worries, call 01750 724444 and ask to speak to a member of our Financial Inclusion Team, who will be happy to help.